Connecticut and New York State Workers' Compensation Claims
Filing a workers' compensation claim can be a confusing, frustrating and ultimately fruitless process without the advice and assistance of an experienced lawyer.
At Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith, you'll find lawyers who can help you navigate the workers' compensation system and obtain the medical and financial benefits you need to get back on your feet. For a free consultation regarding your comp claim — send a brief e-mail or call our lawyers at either of these two numbers: 1-203-800-8000 or 1-800-887-8529 / 800-887-8LAW.
Our fees in workers' compensation cases are limited by statute. In fact, we only get paid if your claim for benefits is approved.
Job-Related Accidents and Personal Injury Claims
Generally speaking, injured workers cannot sue their employer if they get hurt in the course of employment. Instead, employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance to cover injured employees' medical expenses and a portion of their wages.
Having said all of that, it is important to note that an injured worker can sue any third parties that may have been responsible for the accident. In fact, in certain lines of work such as construction or manufacturing, these kinds of third-party personal injury claims are not at all uncommon.
For instance, a construction worker who is injured by a different company's employee who was working at the job site can sue that worker's employer. Similarly, someone who is injured by a defective product at work will have a cause of action against the product's manufacturer.
In any case, our attorneys can explain your rights, help you obtain the workers' compensation benefits you deserve and in appropriate cases — vigorously represent you in a civil lawsuit against negligent third parties.
Free Consultations – No Recovery, No Fee
Questions about your rights or legal options after a workplace accident? Find the answers you're looking for and the experience you need at Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith. In Connecticut, call us at 1-203-800-8000. In Connecticut or New York, use our toll-free number: 1-800-887-8529 / 800-887-8LAW. You can also contact us online at any time.
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